Legal Question in Personal Injury in Florida

My Father drowned in a privately owned swimming pool. Could the homeowner be liable for compensation?

Asked on 10/31/12, 6:53 am

5 Answers from Attorneys

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

Yes potentially depending on the surrounding facts and the status of his heirs. Seek legal advice. There should be no charge to explore this with a competent attorney who handles wrongful death.

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Answered on 10/31/12, 6:57 am
Jeffrey Garvin Garvin Law Firm

Yes if there was negligence on the part of the homeowner.

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Answered on 10/31/12, 7:15 am
J. P. Gonzalez-Sirgo J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

Yes is there was negligence on the part of the homeowner.

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Answered on 10/31/12, 8:22 am
David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

It will depend upon the facts surrounding how he drowned.

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Answered on 10/31/12, 11:15 am
Michael Tobin Michael M. Tobin, P.A.

Yes. There are circumstances where I have held the homeowner responsible. Only the facts of the drowning must be considered showing fault or negligence. Does the homeowner have a Homeownwers.insurance policy?

Was there negligence in discovery or rendering assistance? Defect in the design or maintenace of the pool? Excess chlorination? etc..

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Answered on 10/31/12, 12:39 pm


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